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'''Lester Lawrence "Larry" Lessig III''' (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Lessig was a Lawrence Lessig presidential campaign, 2016|candidate for the Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2016|2016 U.S. presidential election. Lessig is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications. In 2001, he founded Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally. Prior to his most recent appointment at...
Birth nameLester Lawrence Lessig III
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Birth placeRapid City, South Dakota, United States|U.S.
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Political Activist
Attorney (Illinois Bar)
SpouseBettina Neuefeind
Alma materWharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Trinity College, Cambridge
Yale Law School
EmployerUniversity of Chicago Law School
Stanford Law School
Harvard Law School
EducationB.S. in management
B.A. in economics
M.A. in philosophy
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